Last Seen Wearing
"Morse is a thoroughly convincing detective, and a very humane one, too."--The New York Times Book ReviewValerie Taylor has been missing since she was a sexy seventeen, more than two years ago. Inspector Morse is sure she's dead. But if she is, who forged the letter to her parents saying "I am... show more
"Morse is a thoroughly convincing detective, and a very humane one, too."--The New York Times Book ReviewValerie Taylor has been missing since she was a sexy seventeen, more than two years ago. Inspector Morse is sure she's dead. But if she is, who forged the letter to her parents saying "I am alright so don't worry"? Never has a woman provided Morse with such a challenge, for each time the pieces of the jigsaw start falling into place, someone scatters them again. So Valerie remains as tantalizingly elusive as ever. Morse prefers a body--a body dead from unnatural causes. And very soon he getsone. . . . "You don't really know Morse until you've read him. . . . Viewers who have enjoyed British actor John Thaw as Morse in the PBS Mystery! anthology series should welcome the deeper character development in Dexter's novels."--Chicago Sun-Times"Fascinating . . . Very satisfying."--Book Sellers
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: April 1997
Publisher: Ivy Books
Pages no: 326
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, 20th Century
, Mystery Thriller
, Murder Mystery
Series: Inspector Morse (#2)
In many ways, I suspect the stuttering advance of Morse towards the solution in this case is far closer to reality than the more common application of fictional detective brilliance. Yet, while the unusual failure of of our hero's usually reliable brainpower is unsettling, in common with DS Lewis, I...
The second Inspector Morse book, which centres around the disappearance of a school girl - Valerie Taylor never returned to school one Tuesday afternoon, 2 years later a letter is sent to her parents - from Valerie letting them know that she's alright.This comes after a police officer begins to look...
My first impression after reading was 'I have absolutely no idea what to think of this' and it took me a while to figure out why I felt so confused. Eventually I realized it was because I had never seen a detective in a crime-series having been so terribly wrong before. Really. Morse does spent most...
This book's story and writing are superb; however, the profanities and sexual content brought it down quite a bit, especially when you find out [SPOILER WARNING!] that one character did essentially what Woody Allen is notorious for having done, which is revolting to even think about. [END SPOILER!] ...
In Last Seen Wearing Inspector Morse is given the case of the disappearance of the teenager Valerie Taylor that has remained unsolved for more than two years. The case has been reopened because Valerie's parents have received a letter supposedly from their daughter just a few days after the detectiv...